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4/19, 5:51 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Russia to probe Youtube in anti-monopoly case

Russia's anti-monopoly federal agency announced on Monday launching an investigation into Google over Youtube's abuse of force, after a local NGO complained about sudden blocking and deleting of accounts on social media.

The federal agency has determined that Youtube's rules in regards to blocking content and accounts are obscure, unobjective and unexpected, therefore the institution believes this kind of approach leads to user discrimination and market competition restrictions.

Google has already lost a court case in Russia against the anti-monopoly agency in 2015, when Russian search engine company Yandex filed a complaint.

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